Have you ever seen movies that when there are power outbreaks and the lights go out, they immediately light back up in a matter of seconds? That’s a standby generator system working right there.
Home standby generators are generally smaller than those in bigger establishments or buildings.
Briggs and Stratton Generator Review
For those homes in regions where power outages have been frequent due to overloaded or old electrical grids, or in regions where storms never fail to pass by, having a generator is a must.
I recommend a standby generator rather than a regular generator because when the power goes out, they will automatically operate and give you power. A few months back I purchased the Briggs & Stratton 25KW Home Standby Generator System. And after a power outage, I can tell you what I feel about it.
What is a standby generator?
It is a generator meant as a back-up electrical source. When there’s a power outage, it automatically operates and provides power.
When the power turns off, a sensor detects this and sends the signal to the generator. The generator then starts and supplies power to the appliances through the same electrical circuits.
Most standby generators run on natural gas, propane, or diesel. But all of them are required to undergo some safety tests by building codes, fire protection, lighting or electrical safety, medical support, and more.
A single standby generator can power appliances like stoves, refrigerators, heaters, HVAC, and more.
Quick History of Briggs & Stratton Generators
Briggs & Stratton didn’t start out as a generator-manufacturing company for residential or commercial uses. Decades ago, they were first to use aluminum engines for lawn and garden use.
The years passed by and they continued innovation after innovation, acquiring companies after companies both in manufacturing and design to deliver the best outdoor equipment there is.
Today, the company has become the biggest manufacturer of gas-powered engines used for outdoor power-producing equipment. They currently have 10 brands: Briggs & Stratton®, Snapper®, Vanguard®, Murray®, Simplicity®, Ferris®, Allmand®, Branco®, Billy Goat®, and Victa®.
Briggs & Stratton 76107 25K Watt Standby Generator
This Briggs and Stratton generator is a home standby generator with a commercial-class engine. You’ll be assured of a reliable and stable power generation. It’s also powered by either natural gas (NG) or liquid propane gas (LP), both at 25000 watts.
Features of the Briggs and Stratton 76107 Generator
- Dual 200 Amp Transfer Switch
- Patented for both indoor and outdoor use
- Can hold up to 2 air conditioners while powering other household appliances
- Symphony® II Power Management Module
- Powers up to 19,000 sq. ft. with 5 ton air conditioner saves more money than liquid cooled unit alone
- Closer Placement
- 18 inches from your home according to the National Fire Protection Agency 37 standard
- Liquid-Cooled Engine
- Safe and dependable
- Switch easily between natural gas (NG) and liquid propane (LP)
- Low Oil Shut Down
- Hour Meter
- Overload Protection
- Automatic Voltage Regulation
- Whole House Circuit Protection
- Corrosion-resistant Case: Made with galvanneal steel and covered in powder-coated paint to resist rust and moisture
- Response Time : 26 seconds
- Warranty : 5-year limited warranty
- Weight: 1063 lbs
- Dimension : 119.8” L x 35.9” W x 43.7” H
My Experience with the Briggs & Stratton 76107
One does not get excited when there’s a power outage, not unless he or she has a new generator to use if not tested.
This is what I felt when we had a power outage and I got to use my Briggs & Stratton 76107 25KW standby generator.
It was already installed. So when the power went out, of course, I expected it to turn on and operate. Although, the light bulb of expectation was faster than the generator to start.
But this really isn’t an issue with me. It’s still less than 30 seconds which is pretty much the same response time with other brands.
I was worried at first if it could handle all appliances at home such as our HVAC, fridge, kitchen appliances, living room electronics, and others. But it held up pretty well. In fact, I think it exceeded my expectations.
I checked it after an hour by touching it to see if it was hot, but it wasn’t disturbingly hot. I’m using natural gas by the way. The only thing I see that can probably get an improvement is the noise level.
The AC and fridge were working the same as they would in direct electric power.
Other than that, I don’t have any problem with it at all. But I will say it needs more testing or use on my part.